[Coral-List] dynamics of death by heat

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 23:59:56 UTC 2020

This article, which is the popular article paired with the research
article, talks about the state of the art.  It is highly applicable to
coral bleaching, and likely other reef organisms.  It fits with the general
findings that bleaching depends on both temperature and duration ("degree
heating weeks") and prior experience.  This should be useful to those
working on bleaching and morality (two different, related, but sepeable


Predicting temperature mortality and selection in natural mortality in
Drosophila populations


Cheers,  Doug
Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

The toxic effects of air pollution are so bad that moving from fossil fuels
to clean energy would pay for itself in health-care savings and
productivity gains
even if climate change didn’t exist.  In the US alone, decarbonization
would save 1.4 MILLION lives in the US alone.  And save $700 Billion a year.

"mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


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